Updated COVID-19 Information

Guidelines-Updated Utah Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine for the General Population and Students.

Isolation: If you test positive for COVID-19 If you test positive for COVID-19 you are required to:

Stay at home for 5 days from the day you were tested, even if you don’t have symptoms or feel sick.

● You can leave your house after 5 days if your symptoms have improved (fever-free for at least 24 hours and your symptoms have improved). You must stay home for at least 5 days.

● You need to wear a mask around others for the 5 days after the time you were isolating in your home.

● We recommend you get a COVID-19 test before returning to your normal activities (work, school, etc.) to make sure you no longer are spreading the COVID-19 virus.

● Isolation is required for all people who test positive for COVID-19 regardless of whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Quarantine: If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

For people 18 years and older

If you got a booster dose OR got a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR got a J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:

You don’t need to quarantine at home. You can continue to go to work and participate in activities outside of your house.

▪ You should wear a mask for 10 days after your exposure.

▪ We recommend you get tested 5 days after you are exposed to make sure you are not positive and possibly spreading the virus to others. 

If you have not gotten a booster dose OR got a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than last 6 months ago OR got the J&J vaccine more than last 2 months ago OR if you are unvaccinated:

You should stay at home for 5 days from the day you were exposed to COVID-19. 

▪ You can leave your house after 5 days as long as you don’t have any symptoms. You can return to work and participate in activities outside of your house wearing a mask.

▪ Wear a mask for 10 days after your exposure.

▪ If you can’t quarantine at home, you should wear a mask in public and around other people for the 10 days after your exposure.

▪ We recommend you get tested 5 days after you are exposed to make sure you are not positive and possibly spreading the virus to others.

For people younger than 18 years:  If you have gotten two doses of Pfizer or Moderna

You don’t need to quarantine at home. You can continue to go to school, work, and participate in activities outside of your house.

▪ You should wear a mask for 10 days after your exposure.

▪ We recommend you get tested 5 days after you are exposed to make sure you are not positive and possibly spreading the virus to others.

If you have not gotten two doses of Pfizer or Moderna OR if you are unvaccinated

▪ You should stay at home for 5 days from the day you were exposed to COVID-19.

▪ You can leave your house after 5 days as long as you don’t have any symptoms. You can return to work and participate in activities outside of your house if you wear a mask.

▪ Wear a mask for 10 days after your exposure.

▪ If you can’t quarantine at home, you should wear a mask in public and around other people for the 10 days after your exposure.

▪ Students may attend school if they wear a mask for 10 days after their exposure.

▪ We recommend you get tested 5 days after you are exposed to make sure you are not positive and possibly spreading the virus to others.

Resources

How TO ISOLATE WHEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID

HOW TO QUARANTINE IF SOMEONE IN THE HOUSE HAS COVID

How covid vaccine affects quarantine and isolation

When can I end quarantine?

HEALTH & SAFETY

 

Contact the School Nurse

Email Mrs. Benson

Benson@lincoln-academy.org

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-2:30pm

Safety Drills

Lincoln Academy takes safety seriously. We practice a variety of drills on a regular basis. The faculty and students are well prepared in the event of a real emergency. Each classroom is equipped with a safety bin that has food and emergency supplies for each student in the event of a real emergency.

Fire Drills

With a simple evacuation, students and staff leave and move to a nearby pre-designated safe location and return to the school building right after the cause of evacuation is resolved. Schools practice evacuations regularly (often monthly) during fire drills.

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Shelter In Place

This is a precaution aimed to keep people safe while remaining indoors. (This is not the same thing as going to a shelter in case of a storm.) In schools, shelter-in-place involves having all students, staff, and visitors take shelter in pre-selected rooms that have phone access and stored disaster supplies kits and, preferably, access to a bathroom. The room doors are then shut.

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Lock Down Drills

A lockdown includes securing each occupied room by locking the door(s) and directing people to move away from windows and doors. Hallways are cleared of students and school staff. Typically, local law enforcement arrives to secure the site and arrange for evacuation or return to usual building activities. Students are kept in their classrooms or other secured areas in the school until the lockdown has ended.

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Earthquake Drills

This is a precaution aimed to keep people safe while remaining indoors. (This is not the same thing as going to a shelter in case of a storm.) In schools, shelter-in-place involves having all students, staff, and visitors take shelter in pre-selected rooms that have phone access and stored disaster supplies kits and, preferably, access to a bathroom.

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